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Dolores Conchita Figuero del Rivero (Chita Rivera)

Born: 1933 AD
Currently alive, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses


1933 - Born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero in Washington, D.C. on the 23rd of January.

1944 - Her mother enrolled her in the Jones-Hayward School of Ballet.

1952 - She accompanied a friend to the audition for a Broadway production of Call Me Madam and ended up winning the role herself.

1957 - On the 1st of December, Rivera married dancer Tony Mordente.

1963 - She was cast opposite Alfred Drake in Zenda.

1986 - She was in a severe accident when her car collided with a taxi on West 86th Street in Manhattan.

       - Received two Tony Awards and seven additional nominations.

       - She was the first Hispanic woman to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award.

2001 - Starred in the Goodman Theatre production of the Kander and Ebb musical The Visit.   

2007 - She is expected to reprise her role in a Signature Theatre staging in Autumn.


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